The HopSkipDrive App Lets Kids Get Rides From Trusted Adults

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 27, 2016
References: hopskipdrive & techcrunch
HopSkipDrive is an innovative Los Angeles-based ridesharing app that is essentially an Uber -- but for children.

The app allows parents to pre-schedule times for their children to be picked up by trusted, vetted and verified drivers who can help transport the kids between school and other activities. Safety is obviously a primary concern when it comes to kids, which is why HopSkipDrive's vetting process includes extensive background checks, fingerprinting, on-going checks and in-person meetings and check-ins.

The HopSkipDrive ridesharing app will surely appeal to busy parents who find it difficult to always get their children where they need to go. This sort of model could even be promising applying to groups beyond children, such as seniors or adults with special needs for example.